I am a San Antonio-based, certified professional photographer known for an artful eye,
attention to detail, and going above and beyond for my clients.
I am a San Antonio-based, certified professional photographer specializing in live events.
I have been a professional photographer since 2010 and during that time have placed a very strong emphasis on master-level photography education. Combining my technical skill set and creative eye, I strive to create clean images with energy and vibe and that relay a unique visual difference for my clients.
When you need a reliable, well-rounded professional who can add a touch of creativity to your photography project, call me.
When I am not making photographs, you can find me hiking, cycling, backpacking, camping, enjoying water sports, listening to music (Elvis and Prince), hunting for arrowheads, reading audiobooks, occasionally eating a few glazed donuts (my only weakness to sweets) and then re-starting my keto diet about every 10 days. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents and grandchildren would be proud of.
Ata-Girl Photography, Co., LLC dba Sā Events carries full liability insurance. I am also a member of ILEA (International Live Events Association), Visit San Antonio, WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Professionals International), and Fearless Photographers International.
Sā Events is a certified Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned, Emerging Small Business Enterprise, and a Small Business Enterprise by the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency of Bexar County, Texas.
Years of Experience
Awards & Honors
I have photographed nearly everything from Archbishops, Olympic Gold Medalists, and Fortune 500 Executives.
A FEW PLACES MY IMAGES HAVE BEEN SPOTTED:
My corporate images have appeared with: General Motors, Hard Rock Café, Diamonds Direct, HEB Blooms, James Beard Foundation, Lucky Eagle Casino, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas Dove Hunters Magazine, San Antonio Woman Magazine, Visit San Antonio, International Live Events Association—San Antonio Chapter, Alamo Area Hospitality Association, Meeting Professionals International—Texas Hill Country Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners.
Since 2010, I have been a professional wedding photographer working under my main company, Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC.
During that time, I have been awarded numerous international photography awards in some of the most prestigious and competitive image competitions in the world. My goals for competing in these image competitions are to ensure that my photographic work can compete on the same stage as the world’s best photographers, to receive constructive criticism from these same world-renowned master photographers, to continually grow and advance my photographic skill and knowledge, and to always guarantee that I am producing the best possible work I am capable of for my own clients. My ultimate goal is to become a master photographer within multiple professional organizations.
Certified Professional Photographer
In 2018, I became a certified professional photographer through WPPI. This certification demonstrates my technical competence through a written exam and image submission process. It also affirms the knowledge of a specialized skill-set and professional experience. In other words, this certification proves my photography competence.
International Print Competitions
I regularly compete (and merit) in some of the most prestigious international print competitions in the world to ensure that my work is aligned with and on par with current professional photography standards. My goal is to attain enough merits through this competition to become a master photographer.
I have written two books in my professional career—each educating couples on how they can better set their photographer up for success on their wedding days. You can find my latest book here.
I also host a weekly podcast based on the same premise—educating couples on things they can do to improve their own wedding day images. You can listen to my podcast here.
“I love working with Tammy! She is the official cover photographer for Texas Dove Hunters Magazine and contributes some inside photos as well. Tammy is easy to work with, creative, and always provides excellent quality photos in a very timely manner.”
SUSAN THORNTON, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, TEXAS DOVE HUNTERS